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I haven’t used a free online Tarot reading service for quite some time. As I progressed along my own Tarot journey, and got better at reading the cards, I had no need to. There are some good services out there, Lotus Tarot, Llewellyn and Tarot.com all have excellent services, some free, some paid, but the lack of specifics in positions is always a let down, and sometimes, even when there is a “the Chariot in this position tells you to….” it’s still a little general and non-specific.

So what a revelation I had the other day when I tried out a free service, for fun, and found it to be wholly accurate, relevant, sharp and to the point, but more importantly, it was well written without any padding – making its relevance even more remarkable. Now I don’t wish to be seen to be bashing anyone’s services, it’s no mean fete writing out all those interpretations for all those possible positions and combinations, but if you’re going to do it, if you’re going to go to all that trouble, don’t you think the service provider would make it a cut above the rest? You’d think.

Well I found one that did just that and I’m going to share the website with you, but not just that, I’m going to share with you the reading I received, for free that hit me like a steam train because of it’s relevance and attention to detail within the cards. The reading itself is a Celtic Cross, and interestingly, the sequence and names of the positions of this Celtic Cross are very different to my own. And you know what? I really liked it. I liked it because it was different yet relevant and I think I may just have to adopt this Celtic Cross as opposed to my own version of the Celtic Cross, if only for a little while, as an experiment…

Free online Tarot readings – excellent!

And so, onto the good stuff, the website itself is called Celtic Cross Tarot which is actually part of Tarot Live. I can’t find any owner details but in the written text there are some clear indications that whoever wrote the definitions, did so in their second language, meaning English isn’t their mother tongue. That doesn’t bother me one little bit, what’s a little second hand English amongst friends? It’s the definitions that count. And the proof, as I’ve always believed, that what’s in your heart and your head, is what the Universe will answer – not your question specifically, or your Tarot reader’s rephrased question (see the comments in this post at Tarot Eon for a range of ideas and beliefs regarding rephrasing or rewording the question.)

Now, I won’t go into the specifics of my own question – it was very personal, but regular readers of my blog will know I’ve had a bit of a rough ride lately and so this reading answered many peripheral questions relating to my life and my current situation. The reading begins with you adding your name and selection of a deck and I chose the Legacy of the Divine. It also only uses the Major Arcana, which may explain why it had such a big impact on me. The following sequences are very slick, if a little slow. Lots of lovely Flash and appropriate music makes the experience more convincing though. You select your own cards and then they are displayed with their meanings. There currently isn’t a way to save your reading other than a copy and paste of the text. But that is a small price to pay for such a fabulous experience and an accurate, free online Tarot reading.

The Reading

Pro:

Facts in favour of the consultant and point of view of progress. The symbol of the card represents the positive influences and strengths that go along with the consultant and work on his or her favour and continuously stay by his or her side.

The Chariot: You are in an excellent moment in which the outcome of any circumstance you are living largely depends on you; don’t hesitate to move on; at this time you are the one in control of the situation.

Against:

Point of view of opposition and obstacles that the consultant will find in his or her way. It represents those internal opposing strengths that have not come to light yet, as well as the external obstacles that will find in his or her evolution.

The World:This card, in this position, indicates that trips are temporarily stagnant, so if you have in mind to travel, now it is not as smooth as you can imagine. In general and regarding the actions you undertake in your life, work on self-confidence so you can feel fulfilled; otherwise, nothing will make you feel pleased and peaceful.

Present:

In this card, the consultant is in direct relation to his or her question. It encourages clearly defining his or her relationship towards the subject and fitting positions, to calm down his thoughts and place in a more realistic position.

The High Priestess (i): This card tells you that in the present things are very slow, passive and motionless; they do not move on and they are stagnant; you are in an environment where there are hidden intentions, unclear situations. It may also indicate a single woman who is being a heavy burden for you because of her passivity; this situation tires you out and makes you feel unenthusiastic, but you should continue because it is only a temporary situation.

Immediate Past:

The basis of the problems, the origins of the problem and its consequences in the present.

Wheel of Fortune: This card tells you that you are just coming out of a period characterized by changes and turns in all aspects, and it suggests you to adapt now to cycles and changes that the process you have just experienced indicates, by respecting the others’ pace of life and adapting to new circumstances that are undoubtedly favourable.

Prior Past:

Ancestors, theorizing of concern, the root of the presence of the subject, support and the connection between the consultant and the whole issue.

The Hierophant (i): This chard indicates that the origins of the problem were characterized by a lack of morals, order and established values; contrary to that, your environment was governed by a grown-up, who may be a teacher or the person who was responsible for rehabilitate you into society; this person did not have the capacity to act consistently and rationally; it was someone extremely critical with a narrow mind. In your past, you felt the need for spiritual support.

Near Future:

It shows the different possibilities, choices or paths that are available or we can follow at the time.

The Magician: This card indicates that whatever would be the project you have in mind, it will be entirely successful and better than what your think. You have everything you need to make your dreams come true and your ideas come from an open, audacious and skilled mind just like yours. You have endless possibilities to achieve everything you want; you have all energies on your side.

Personal Reasons:

It explains the true reason of the consultant for his consultation. The consultant is usually surprised with this card, because reasons he or she has kept hidden for himself or herself come to light.

The Star: This card indicates that you are in a wonderful internal process in which you want to heal the wounds of the past and to do that, you need to revive the unconscious, you need to dig about inside of you in search of the truth. It suggest you to learn to trust the opportunities you have and keep faith and hope alive inside of you, and even though you accept you are abandoned in life, you should trust you are protected by heaven. After succeeding in this process, you will understand that happiness and tranquillity lie inside of you; live your own truth; find you; there is nothing to hide.

Surrounding Environment:

The environment, opinions f people around us, family, neighbors, and friends. The relationship between them.

The Empress: According to this card, fruits of previous efforts start to appear in your environment. It also shows a very important woman for you, who is maternal, loving and cosy. This is a very positive card and it shows an environment that has to do with good relationships and good results achieved by one’s own efforts.

Hopes and Fears:

In view of the things we go through and those that are about to come.

Strength: This card shows that your hopes lie in your capacity to rationally handle situations and calm down visceral and passionate reactions that appear. You are confident about the fact that inner strengths change the irrational side and you have a great willpower.

Final Ending:

Potential achievement of the goal if the way to follow has been meant to be, and another way, partial results, and analysis of the path that has been followed, so that if it does not give the results that were expected, it does explain the reasons of the final ending.

The Lovers: This card suggests you to make decisions while you resort to your spiritual feelings; this way, you will be in a situation of harmony and balance, and you will succeed in overcoming any vicissitude you might come up with. This card represents the beginning in the processes of love and selection of your partner. It describes the choices in life according to which you should make a decision…

Closing thoughts

I really enjoyed the experience and reading I had with this free online Tarot service, but I’ve had plenty that were too vague. Is that the fault of the writer of the free tarot reading? Or did I just strike lucky this time? I’d love to know what experiences you’ve all had – please share them in the comments section below.

Catherine

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